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will wreck the climate and we will wreck the oceans. >>reporter: and big brand bikes mean business in india, as demand for luxury two wheelers revs up >>i walked into the mall and they had this showroom, i saw the bikes and i knew i had to get one. >>reporter: hello and welcome. i'm raya abirached and this is world business, your weekly insight into the global business trends shaping our lives. three decades of urbanization and economic reforms have lifted hundreds of millions of chinese out of poverty. the big concern now is how to keep feeding them. changing diet, increasing demand and tightening supply threaten the country's food security. it's a delicate balancing act and one that has implications for commodity markets worldwide. >>reporter: dragon spring village, in the hills above chongqing - where li xingming's family has worked the fields since the 19th century. >>before, our village never planted vegetables, only rice. now, we grow vegetables and we grow less rice, we just grow what we need. >>reporter: this growing and changing demand is coming from china's ever expanding cities -
a brighter future for kenyan schoolchildren. >>and how adventure sports are making splash in india. >>extreme india... and the rest in just a moment on world business... >>reporter: around 85% of people in the world now pay to use a mobile phone, and in countries like kenya, where politics & geography can be a serious impediment to the roll out of fixed line internet connections, the mobile phone is playing an increasingly vital role. >>kenya is now a country connected. >>an astounding 99% of the internet traffic in kenya is done through mobile operators. >>there are 22 million mobile subscribers and although only 15% have mobile internet, even the humble text message is having a dramatic effect. >>if i want to maybe get the raw materials or maybe manure i can order them via my phone and i'll get them supplied. i can also pay whatever i have purchased, if it is the fertilisers, or the pesticides all of them. >>reporter: 31 million kenyans have no bank account, so the ability to buy and sell goods in even the most remote areas through person-to-person sms money transfers has made a huge differ
on russia and india, and there are demands for lower trade restrictions. >> terrace have to be lowered in countries such as -- tariffs have to be lowered in countries such as india. >> german cacar makers are investing in the development of fuel-efficient models. more and more consumers, especially in urban areas, are choosing greener cars. the german automotive industry has been working tords the development of alternative injuns. >> it is an intensive endeavor. alternative engines include fuel cell and hydrogen as well. we're working on all of these. no one knows which of these technologies will be the most economical. >> that is why german car makers are investing in research and development. >> of the months ago, the ceo of deutsche telecom said he was serious about putting women in top positions in any company. two women have been appointed to the management board. one is of former kinsey executive, and a former state education minister has been appointed to the board position overseeing human resources. up until now, the eight-person board was exclusively composed of men. and ont
. we begin with this story from india. indian prime minister has vowed to bring to justice the perpetrators of wednesday's terrorist attacks in mumbai. the triple bomb attacks left at least 18 people dead and more than 130 others injured. on thursday he visited the injured and bereaved in hospitals in the city. afterward he condemned the attack as barbaric. no group has admitted planting the bombs. the attack is the most deadly since pakistan-based militants struck the city in 2008, killing more than 160 people. >>> buddhists across thailand observed the day which commemorates the buddhists' first sermon in india about 5,200 years ago. thousands visited and chanted sutras. in the province they joined a colorful parade depicting scenes from buddha's life. buddhist novices performed a special ceremony receiving alms from an elephant's back. >>> cctv introduced a rare species of black-necked crane found in the autonomous region. the bird is mostly gray with a black head and neck. there is a small patch of white feathers below its eyes. its bare crown is red and tail is black.
ministerial peace talks at the end of this month. india is preparing for several important diplomatic events in the weeks ahead include a visit by u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton next tuesday. in washington, clinton says her trip will go ahead. >> i believe it's more important than ever we stand with india, deepen in our partnership and reaffirm our commitment to the shared struggle against terrorism. >>> the international community condemned wednesday's attacks. u.s. president barack obama said in a statement that the u.s. will provide full support in an investigation. a united nations security council statement described terrorism as one of the most serious threats to international peace and security. >> any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable regardless of their motivation, wherever, whenever, and whomever by committed. >>> prime minister kan has called for a rescission of the nuclear policy. >> translator: i believe that japan should aim at building a society that is not dependant on nuclear power. we need to reduce nuclear independent. in terms of administration, ma
to do. >> well, i started fund-raising in the age of 4 for an earthquake in india and, simply, i was reading through a newspaper and i saw how a priest from my own religious community had died under the rubble in india. and i decided that i had to do something. that it wasn't really fair. and i was eating a clementine at the time, and i was 4 years old, so the simplest thing to do was well sell clementines. and that's exactly what i did. >> and so he grabbed a little box from the fridge and away he went. he made up a little sign and all that sort of stuff. and we knew from that point that a typical 4-year-old doesn't do that. >> reporter: at the end of the day, he had raised $350. this set off a passion in bilaal that has taken him all over the world to help those less fortunate. >> i've traveled to places like malawi, indonesia, sri lanka, the tsunami-affected regions, ecuador in south america. and some of the things i saw there i definitely won't forget. they had so little, yet they still had smile on their faces, while here we complain if our coffee is cold. and really that's
market share in india's flat television mark fret 2 to 15% in three years. targets a 10% shar personal computers. >>> and new a recap of the latest market figures. >>> that is all for now in business news. back to catherine. >> thanks very much. japan's safety administration says that power companies will conduct stress tests. the move follows thursday's approval by the nuclear safety commission of the agency's revised stress plant. they will have computer simulations to see how the reactors would with stand earthquakes and tsunami and loss of power. there is an evaluation of the combined influences of simultaneous quake and tsunami as well as effectiveness of the previous measurements the test will be required before facilities can restart reactors that have been off line for regular safety inspection. the deadline for the tests and length of time for the agency to assess results has yet to be determined. >>> time tore newsline's weekly watch segment. we go over the information about the ongoing crisis at the fukushima daiichi plant. it has been about three months since tepco announce
, india, and russia. sales actlly dropped in germany, but they expect strong growth in the second half of the year had it is on drive to achieve a sales record of 1.3 million vehicles this year. the stock market shrugged off the weaker than domestic sales data. our correspondent who says the summary of trading from the frankfurt stock exchange. >> they spilled water into the wine, but overall, investors have been content with the numbers. the have been a few gainers here today. the reported numbers, general motors, have more cars expected before. that was not able to raise the move in general. after wall street started in negative territory, the also tracked down the markets here in frankfurt. there were various love games that we have seen on monday. >> we can stay for a closer look at the market numbers. the much-changed. they and the day in negative territory at 2850. markets there back in action after a long holiday weekend. ) much flack, market's closing about of the to go. and the value of one u.s. dollar, 4418. the former french finance minister has formally taken over as the ne
headlines at this hour, 21 people have been killed and others wounded in three blasts in india's financial capital. rupert murdoch withdraws its bid for bskyb. and united states through to the finals after beating france 3-1. three bomb blasts have rocked credit districts in imbibe during rush-hour killing at least 21 people and 100 wounded. this is the biggest attack since the 2008 attacks blamed on pakistan based militants. they say one glass was at a bus stop in the crowded neighborhood. the others were at the jewelry markets, a very business the district. >> the bombs exploded at the height of the evening rush hour. within the space of 10 minutes, they ripped through three busy district. won a famous jewelry market that draws crowds of shoppers. it is believed that the perpetrators planted the explosives on scooters and motorcycles. one of the bombs was hidden inside of a car. >> about 6:45 p.m., within minutes of each other. this was a coordinated attack by terrorists. >> there was an immediate claim of responsibility. they believed the bombs were improvised devices. so far, they have
economies. brazil, russia, india, and china. exports to eurozone countries were also strong and up more than 17% compared to the same month last year. >> it is a different picture on the other side of the atlantic. the labor market in the united states is struggling more than expected. the government said job creation is far weaker than expected and the unemployment rate in the united states rose unexpectedly last month to 9.2%. >> the american economy appears to be faltering. the federal reserve recently lowered its growth forecast. few companies are hiring. fewer consumers are buying. economic experts fear the u.s. could slide into recession again. the unemployment rate remains stubbornly high. the jobless rate has topped 9% for almost two months in the last two years. that has not happened since the 1930's. there is no sign of improvement. president barack obama said u.s. businesses were facing the challenges. >> from natural disasters to spikes in gas prices, state cuts have cost thousands their jobs. the problems in greece and europe along with uncertainty over whether the debt limit in
. we had our reasons for abstaining. together with india, brazil, china, and russia -- the decision has now been made. we continue to stand by our resolve that germany will not send any combat troops as part of a military mission in libya. >> germany's preing for a seat on the security council, is that realistic? >> it isn't so much about germany or europe's wish for a permanent seat on the security council. reforming the united nations is primarily about adapting the architecture of the un to reality. the current makeup of the security council and of the united nations itself largely reflects the distribution of power and the political situation at the end of world wawar ii. the fact that latin america has no permanent representation on the security council, that africa has no permanent representative, that asia is so unr-represented, these things are no less significant than our offer as germans to take on more permanent responsibility on the security council.. >> the german foreign minister, thank you very m much r talking to us. that has been our "in depth." you can logon to our web
table, about 160 meters long was put on display saturday in the middle of a road in the ltle india area of singapore. singapore hopes that the guinness world records will endorse the bid. the organizers put on the event as part of the city's food festival managing to sell 550 seats to hungry customers. >> i always want to come down here. it's fantastic. i think they are doing a really, really fun thing. and indian food is going to be good. so this is nice. >> the organizers planned the table at 120 meters but had to lengthen it as demand rose. try fitting that table into your dining room. but way to go, singapore. and that wraps up our bulletin. >>> hello there. welcome to your weather update. we're looking at changeable weather across japan today. lots of thunderstorms bubbling up in the afternoon. especially along the mountains. do watch out for those strong thunderstorms, as well as gusty conditions. back behind this, this low pressure system continues to move slowly across northeastern china. we are hearing reports of heavy downpours in the area. it looks like that rain will clear o
india hopes to generate 10,000 megawatts of electricity from its nuclear plants. seven of which are under construction. mean while, organizations raised concern about the safety and security of nuclear plants and the black drop of the fukushima daiichi nuclear crisis. tradesing on its border is expected to increase by 30% compared to last year. recently lifting a ban on 15 items including food products, a senior thai customs official said on wednesday the valley of goods trade et at the post could increase by millions of dollars as result. previously banned items such as instant noodles, fresh fruit, liquor, canned goods and cigarettes are very popular in the neighboring countries. >>> world famous basketball star yam ming announced his retirement. he fractured his foot last year. with 2.9 meter star plays for agts seasons in the national basketball association and became china's most known athlete abroad. he vows to continue his social work. he has donated millions to build schools and basketball courts around china. >> a look at your weather for east asia. we are looking at th
, it is also right inthe heart of the high growth economies such as india, china and the regional grouping of asean... estimated by press metal to consume more than two-thirds of world production. >>the building of bakun dam, and other hydro-schemes in the so-called sarawak corridor of renewable energy (or score) has not been without controversy. 10,000 people were relocated when their traditional tribal land was flooded in the construction of bakun dam. conservationists have waged an intense campaign against the development; but community leaders also see advantages: >>uma belor: the school for instance is nearer which is wonderful for the children. and it's easieralso for us to communicate with the government as well. and we have clinics where we can go and other offices nearby. >>reporter: the international hydropower association is working with environmental champions such asthe world wildlife fund and has developed the hydropower sustainability assessment protocol to limit the social and environmental impacts. >>from canada, to china and the wilds of borneo... hydro power is attractin
india. at least 37 people were killed and more than 30 injured when a train rammed into a bus in utar pradesh on thursday. a senior police official said the bus was carrying 68 members of a wedding party. state-run indian railways carries around 14 million passengers every day, but has a patchy safety record due to aging infrastructure and insufficient safety measures. >>> a fire at a coal mine in east china's shandong province left at least 28 miners missing. government officials say the 91 miners were trapped when an air compression device 255 meters underground caught fire on wednesday. rescue workers and firefighters have saved 63 of the miners, but thick smoke is hampering the operation. an investigation has been launched to find the cause of the accident. >>> the iranian military concluded ten days of weapons drills on wednesday. the exercises were aimed attesting the efficacy of a number of surface-to-sea missiles. a military spokesman said the islamic revolutionary guard corps fired short and medium ranged missiles from the southern port of jask in the persian gulf. undergroun
like northern china and in india where bore wells were used to irrigate greenrevolution crops. so we need a second green revolution; one that is also ecologically green as wellas yield green. >>reporter: how do you see the importance of investment into agriculture more? how can we do that down the road? >>we have a huge unmet challenge; we have to invest more in agriculture to get more per unit land area of using existing technologies better and we have to invest more in research and development to find better ways to grow the food that give good yield, but also resilience. and then there's one more piece of this puzzle; and it's a daunting puzzle. we are already in the era of climate change, sometimes we talk about climate change as hypothetical, or for the future. well climate change is real;it's not hypothetical and it's not only in the future, it's in the present. there's more climate instability, there are more hazards; like drought and like floods that are undermining the food supplynow, not just in the future and there's more to come. >>reporter: ...are we facing a doomsday sc
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